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Bipartisan support for Florida’s tax-credit voucher program and efforts in other states cheer choice advocates.
Leadership groups are hoping the new Elementary and Secondary Education Act will include money for recruitment and training.
Expert panels play a key role in determining who makes the cut in the $4 billion stimulus grant competition.
Some see intrusion in the Obama administration's proposal to tie Title I aid to college- and career-readiness standards.
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The president's budget plan would put all programs into three competitive-grant funds—for literacy, STEM, and a catchall category.
In their scenario, challenging and complex analytical tasks would replace the factual-recall questions that dominate multiple-choice tests.
Experts say a Pennsylvania school district could have put together a less intrusive approach to laptop security.
A growing number of schools are developing iPhone apps for educational purposes.
California schools successfully serving students ages 10 to 14 shared a common set of characteristics, a new study finds.
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About half of the states expect to slash education spending in the coming fiscal year, prompting fears of layoffs, class-size hikes.
Early questions emerge about reliance on competitive grant programs and increased funding some say could swell the deficit.
Policy Brief
In the wake of a negative study, Isabel V. Sawhill and Jon Baron argue for action that will “evolve” the program and improve its effectiveness.
To deal with the motivational decline of adolescents, write psychologists Joseph P. Allen and Claudia W. Allen, teachers have to understand the teenage brain.
New Hampshire superintendent Wayne Gersen offers three "disagreeable facts" about paying for performance in public schools.
Letting states set the cut scores for tests used with "common-core standards" would repeat a bad mistake and set back reform, writes Mark Schneider.
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